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Misleading Ads from Leading GOP PAC

Congressional Leadership Fund, the highest-spending super PAC seeking to sway House races in the upcoming midterms, has been flooding TV airwaves around the country with ads attacking Democrats running in close races. But we found that some of those ads are misleading.

Video: Trump’s Medicare Op-Ed

CNN’s Jake Tapper this week looks some of the numerous false and misleading claims that President Trump made in an op-ed that ran under the president’s name in USA Today.

Trump’s School Safety Funding Falsehood

President Donald Trump boasted that his administration recently provided “historic levels of funding to improve school safety” and “hire more officers” through the newly created STOP School Violence Act. But the new law does not fund school safety at “historic levels.”

FactChecking Trump’s Medicare Op-Ed

In an op-ed for USA Today, President Donald Trump made a series of false and misleading statements about Medicare and health insurance in general.

Health Care Spin in Tennessee

A Democratic TV ad in the Tennessee Senate race spins the facts on votes that Rep. Marsha Blackburn cast on health care.

Trump’s Escalating Exaggerations on Blumenthal

Like a snowball rolling downhill, President Trump’s account of Sen. Blumenthal’s misstatements about his service record during the Vietnam War has grown more exaggerated over time.

Collins’ Misleading Use of Court Statistic

In announcing she would vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Susan Collins said Judges Kavanaugh and Merrick Garland “voted the same way in 93 percent of cases they heard together” on the federal appeals court in the District of Columbia. This is evidence, she said, that Kavanaugh is “more of a centrist” than his critics say.  

Video: FactChecking Trump on Ford’s Testimony

In this week’s video, CNN’s Jake Tapper reviews the multiple false statements that President Donald Trump made about Christine Blasey Ford’s sworn testimony at Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing. 

Trump Repeatedly Wrong on Ford’s Testimony

Speaking to supporters in Mississippi, President Donald Trump made a series of false statements about Christine Blasey Ford’s sworn testimony about an alleged sexual assault.